wild about play

outdoor NURSERY

We are a full time outdoor education nursery for children aged 2-5 years old operating from 8am until 5.30pm.


Our aim is to help our children have the best possible start to life physically, emotionally and cognitively. Our high staff to child ratios 1:4  with amazing educators allows for a very close and engaged experience for our children helping them thrive. We believe that children are continually learning from their surroundings and the outdoors is the perfect place for them to do so whilst creating a connection to nature in the community that gives an important sense of belonging to each other and their natural environment.


WIld About Play Outdoor Nursery Pre School Putney London 8


Combining the Early Years Framework Stage (EYFS) curriculum with outdoor, child-directed play, our nursery sessions give children the opportunity to grow and learn in a practical, hands-on way. Our qualified practitioners curate engaging sessions that spark the imagination and allow children to thrive in all seven stages outlined by the EYFS curriculum to help shape their formative years and prepare them for life. We prioritise the following areas for development:

  • Building lifelong cognitive foundations for physical and mental health
  • Curious learning and creativity
  • Expression unique to each child

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WIld About Play Outdoor Nursery Pre School Putney London 7

Registration Process

Step 1: Register your interest in our sessions to begin the process of joining our waiting list

Step 2: Join us for an open day session and finalise your childs’ placement with us

Step 3: Attend some of the settling in session and watch your child grow.

Our Hours

We run our nursery days from sessions 9am-3pm every day, with the option of extending from 8am until  5:30pm on select days. 

Please speak to our team during your booking to discuss your options.


Sessions are £75 per day, with a minimum of two sessions a week required to ensure your child gets the most out of forest school. We bill on a termly basis – terms are usually 12 weeks, excluding a week for half-term. Government funding and childcare vouchers are accepted – please speak to our team if you’re interested in using these.


Just Some Of Our Recent Reviews

    5 star review  My son absolutely loves Wild About Play! It is a fantastic forest school where he plays outside all day while also learning about animals, nature and many other things besides.... read more

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    5 star review  WAP is an amazing experience for my child. Every time he goes he loves it more. The children are active, learn the nature, learn to be creative. The organisation of... read more

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    5 star review  Our daughter LOVES spending time at Wild About Play. The setting and team are wonderful, a perfect balance of nurture and adventure, providing opportunities to explore, discover and learn through... read more

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    5 star review  My Reception age son has done three wild about play holiday camps this academic year and been super happy in them all. The staff are really engaging and he’s learnt... read more

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Our News & Announcements

Last Week in the Wilderness – 7th September

Last Week in the Wilderness – 7th September

What a wonderful first week back in the wilderness we’ve had! Our adventurers had so much fun exploring every inch of our new base camp, as well as the easy access to the common and woods for our adventure walks. Imagination Station In the cool shade, the children...

Last Week in the Wilderness 12th July

Last Week in the Wilderness 12th July

Our penultimate week of summer term sessions was one filled with creativity, collaboration and lots of laughter! Enjoying every form of weather that comes with a great British summer, our adventurers had the opportunity to experience the base camp in all its glory!...

Last Week in the Wilderness 21st June

Last Week in the Wilderness 21st June

It was a wet and wonderful time in the wilderness last week, with our explorers making full use of the rainy weather to learn, explore and play in the forest! Water and Science With the excess rainwater, it was the perfect opportunity for some water play this week....


Curious learning and creativity EYFS at WIld About Play

Our Partners

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